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Ajmer Tourism Guide
Sharief Dargah, Adhai-din-ka Jhonpra, Ana Sagar, Brahma Temple Pushkar|
average temperature in summers is quite high (from April to June), the maximum
is around 45 deg C. The winters in Ajmer stretch from November to February and
are quite chilly.|
Time||October to March is the ideal time to visit
Rajasthani, Urdu and Sindhi |
Muharram, Urs Festival, Pushkar Camel Fair |
Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan built the city of Ajmer in the seventh Century. Till
the 12th Century, this city remained the main center of the Chauhan dynasty. Thereafter,
the city was taken over by Mohammed Ghauri. Afterwards, Ajmer served as the abode
of the Mughal emperors also. Later, the Scindias ruled over the city in the 19th
Century, before handing it over to the British. Read on this Ajmer City Guide
to further explore this holy city:
The city of Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan,
India lies to the south west of Jaipur. Ajmer travel & tourism is mostly famous
as a pilgrimage. Both Hindus as well as Muslims look upon this city with great
reverence. The most famous pilgrim center in the city is the Dargah (memorial)
of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. He came from Persia and spent
his whole life to improve the lives of the destitute and downtrodden communities.
Another thing the city is famous for is its esteemed and highly impressive
Mayo College, exclusively for boys. The school was set up by the British, during
their rule over India. Other attractions of the city include the massive Taragarh
Fort, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra (an old mosque built in 2.5 days only), the picturesque
Ana Sagar Lake, etc. Ajmer also serves as the station for those visiting Pushkar
housing the only temple of Lord Brahma in India. In brief, we can say that Ajmer
is a city rich in culture and tradition.
Attractions of Ajmer
Ajmer Sightseeing includes its fort and other
monuments that are quite famous throughout the state of Rajasthan. They are examples
of the magnificent architecture for which the state of Rajasthan is renowned throughout
the world. Apart from that, there are a number of other places to visit in Ajmer.
Some of the prime tourist attractions of Ajmer include:
The most famous tourist attraction of Ajmer is the Dargah Sharif (Holy Dargah).
The Dargah entombs the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. The
Khwaja came from Persia and committed his whole life towards the betterment of
the destitute and oppressed. It is one of the most revered Muslim shrines in the
country. The tomb of the Khwaja is made up of marble and is surrounded by a silver
railing and a marble screen.
Nasiyan (Red) Temple
temple, also known as the Red temple, is a temple of the Digambar Jains. The double
story hall of the temple exhibits a number of gold plated wooden figures. These
figures are a portrayal of Jain mythology legends. Adorning the hall are glass
mosaic, precious stones, gold and silver work, etc.
Ana Sagar Lake
Named after Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan), Ana Sagar Lake
is an artificial lake. This scenic lake is located to the north of Ajmer. Surrounding
the lake is Bardari (marble pavilion) built by Emperor Shahjahan. Also, there
are Daulat Bagh Gardens next to the lake, set up Emperor Jehangir.
Taragarh Fort is one of the famous forts of Rajasthan. Built in
1345, the fort has six gates. The fort also houses huge reservoirs of solid rock,
and one of the largest battlefields, Bhim Burj. The Dargah of Miran Saheb, the
governor of the fort who sacrificed his life in a war, is also situated inside
Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
An epitome of Indo - Islamic
architecture, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is an old mosque. It is believed that the mosque
was built in two and a-half days (Adhai-Din). This led to the name of the mosque
as Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra. The front screen wall of the mosque consists of seven
pointed arches. The mosque has a striking tower inside it that is used by the
Muezzin to chant prayers.
Just like any other city in Rajasthan, Ajmer is also a
shopper's paradise. There are numerous items in Ajmer that you will find worth
buying. The most famous shopping items of Ajmer include:
Out of the many Ajmer shopping destination, the
most famous one is the annual Urs Fair. This fair will provide you with some traditional
and colorful designs of Ajmer folk artisans like clothes and other items from
Tilonia village. You will also find Kishangarh miniature paintings, along with
an array of wood crafted products. Read on this Ajmer Shopping Guide to know more
about Shopping in Ajmer:
and silver jewelry in contemporary designs
- Bandhini (colorful tie-and-dye
- Embroidered Jodhpuri Jutis (footwear)
- Ittar (a special
form of local perfume)
There are a number of other shopping places
in Ajmer, Rajasthan. One of them is the Ajaymeru Udyog Crafts Mela. Here you will
find typical Rajasthani items of home decor items, silver souvenirs, bangles,
hand embroidered cloth bags, leather belts, woodcrafts, etc. Then, there is the
Pushkar Fair, near Ajmer, where you can buy many handicraft items at reasonable
Ajmer weather is a typical desert type. In the summer time, the climate of Ajmer
is very hot and in winters, it is quite cool. Both in summers as well as in winters,
there is a wide difference in the day and night temperature. Regarding the average
temperature in summers (from April to June), the maximum is around 45° C.
The winters in Ajmer stretch from November to February. The winters of Ajmer are
quite chilly. In the monsoon season, the first rain covers the city in green.
All the small mountains of the city start becoming green with the first drop of
rain. The climatic conditions of Ajmer, Rajasthan are the best during the period
of October to March, making it the ideal time to visit the city.
to Reach Ajmer
Ajmer is an important tourist town of Rajasthan.
Ajmer is located in the central part of Rajasthan, India. The Ajmer town is well
known for the Dargah of Sufi saint, Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti and the Pushkar town,
famous for the Brahma temple and the Pushkar Camel fair.
The nearest airport is Jaipur, which is 135kms away from Ajmer city.
Ajmer is located on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai
line of the Indian Railways and most trains have stoppage at Ajmer.
Ajmer is connected by bus with cities like Jaipur, N Delhi,
Agra, Aligarh, Bikaner, Abu road, Chittaurgarh Haridwar, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Jaisalmer.
excursions consist of some of the finest places near the city. Excursions around
Ajmer, Rajasthan are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous
places to visit around Ajmer are:
One of the chief
and significant pilgrimages of the Hindus, Pushkar, lies 11 km from Ajmer. The
city of Pushkar is home to the only temple of Lord Brahma (the Creator of the
World) in India. Legend has it that Pushkar is the abode of Lord Brahma. It is
believed that the scenic lake of Pushkar Lake was created when a lotus fell from
the hands of Brahma in the city of Pushkar. A dip in the holy waters of the lake
on Kartik Poornima is believed to be equal to performing yagnas for several hundred
Foy Sagar Lake
Located 5 km from the city of Ajmer
is the Foy Sagar Lake. It is a picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer
Foy who developed it under a famine relief project.
Situated 27 km from Ajmer is the city of Kishangarh. This city was founded by
a Kishan Singh, a Rathore prince. The city houses one of the most famous schools
of miniature paintings. In the present times, the city is regarded as a rich storehouse
of marbles and textiles. Other main attractions of Kishangarh are its Fort and
the magnificent Phool Mahal.
Singh of Kishangarh constructed the Roopangarh fort in the year 1648, mainly for
security reasons. The fort is situated near the city of Kishangarh. The main attractions
of the fort consist of its medieval stone granaries, royal armories, jails and
daunting battlements. The fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
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